Robert "Bob" W. Christensen

Robert “Bob” W. Christensen, age 91, of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Moline, IL, born January 4, 1923 on Friendship Farm in Hampton Township, IL passed away at 12:45 am on Friday, February 21, 2014 at his residence.

Robert was a 1941 Graduate of East Moline High School. He retired after 40 years at John Deere Harvester as a process engineer.  His hobbies were woodworking, fishing, and playing cards with the Bahnks boys.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie S. and Bertha nee Hamor Christensen; three sisters:  Marie, Elizabeth, Genevieve; and one brother, Pete Christensen.

He is survived by his wife, Betty C. nee Bahnks Christensen, whom he married on October 8, 1948; four sons:  Steve Christensen Durham, NC, Chuck (Chris) Christensen of Wellington, FL, Tom Christensen of Hillsborough, NC, and Rick (Lisa) Christensen of Wake Forest, NC; daughter, Jeana (Dan) McFall of Glen Carbon, IL; 9 grandchildren:  Jon (Michelle) Christensen of Rock Falls, IL, Marc Christensen of Moline, IL, Tim (Denise) Christensen of Los Angeles CA, Eric and Adam Christensen of Wellington, FL, Jaime Dewaele of Chicago, IL, Nick Dewaele of Carbondale, IL, Kirsten and Will Christensen of Wake Forest, NC; two great grandchildren:  Robby and Megan Christensen, a sister Eleanor (Jack) Hobbs of Silvis, IL, five brother and sister-in-laws; Bob (Lavona) Bahnks of Chesterfield, MO, Maggie Bahnks of East Moline, IL, Bill Bahnks of Moline, IL, Pat Bahnks of Moline, IL, and Sharon (Jim) DeBo of Hampton, IL, numerous loving nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family memorial at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois 305 S. Illinois Belleville, IL  62220, St. Jude Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to Autism Speaks 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor Princeton, NJ 08540.


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